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Sunday, June 2, 2024

Burn Book: A Tech Love Story, by Kara Swisher by Stephen Silver

Some writers have accused tech journalist, entrepreneur, and podcast star Kara Swisher of holding her fire until Burn Book, her own memoir, was published earlier this year. Is that criticism…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:55AM
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The BSR June 2024 repertory film roundup by Stephen Silver

June offers plenty of chances to celebrate Pride at the cinema in Philly, plus seminars on The Godfather, Part II and Memento, and lots more picks, from Bee Movie to Pulp Fiction. Stephen Si…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:51PM

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Rikers Quilt by Stephen Silver

Jesse Krimes, subject of the 2021 documentary Art & Krimes by Krimes and a sometime Philadelphia resident, has an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and continues to work for j…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:50PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The BSR May 2024 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Celebrating Bob Fosse, Grey Gardens, and more looks back to the ‘70s. Stephen Silver rounds up area film screenings.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:06PM
Monday, April 15, 2024

SpringFest 2024 presents In a Violent Nature, The Idea of You, and I Saw the TV Glow by Stephen Silver

The Philadelphia Film Society’s annual Springfest brings popular films from Sundance and other festivals to town. This year, three prominent films paid homage to the cinematic legacy of th…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:44AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The BSR April 2024 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Classic action flicks from the 90s, a Philadelphia-shot film from the 80s, and a new film series from Lightbox. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:15AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The March 2024 repertory film roundup by Stephen Silver

Agnes, Lady Bird, Foxy Brown, and more light up the screens in March. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:30PM
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The BSR January 2024 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

The dark side of the New Hollywood, a 1960s classic, and movies with musical accompaniment open up the new year. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:16AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The BSR December 2023 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Holiday classics abound, a milestone anniversary for Spielberg, and wrapping up the Sight and Sound top 100 films of all-time. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:52AM
Monday, November 13, 2023

The Philadelphia Jewish Film + Media Fall Fest presents Remembering Gene Wilder by Stephen Silver

The 2023 Philadelphia Jewish Film + Media Fall Fest opened with the local premiere of director Ron Frank’s Remembering Gene Wilder: a hugely enjoyable walk through the legendary actor’s …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:49PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The BSR November 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

November is a month for a lot of cinema classics, from the best filmmakers, at theaters around the Philadelphia area. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:12PM
Monday, October 23, 2023

The 2023 Philadelphia Film Festival opens with American Fiction and Stand Up & Shout: Songs From a Philly High School by Stephen Silver

The Philadelphia Film Society presents the 32nd Philadelphia Film Festival, with producer John Legend attending the premieres of American Fiction and Stand Up & Shout: Sounds from a Phil…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:14PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The BSR October 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

October movies include Halloween classics, more entries from the Sight and Sound 100 collection, and Coen Brothers seminars. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:29PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The BSR September 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver curates movie screenings for the Philly area in September, including Whit Stillman’s 90s class The Last Days of Disco and a rare showing of a documentary about the ever-cont…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:33PM
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The BSR August 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

There’s more to the movie theaters than Barbie and Oppenheimer in August. Stephen Silver rounds up screenings in the area for the month.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:40PM
Saturday, July 8, 2023

Dwell Here and Prosper, by Chris Eagle by Stephen Silver

The real-life diary of a stroke survivor and Philly sports lover who entered an assisted-living facility in Delaware County in the 1990s inspires debut novelist Chris Eagle’s Dwell Here an…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:02PM
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

The BSR July 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

The Blobfest is back! Jurassic Park at the Mann with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hitchcock seminars, Bruce Lee double feature, and more screenings this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:00PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Bucks County Playhouse presents Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick… Boom! by Stephen Silver

Bucks County Playhouse’s Tick, Tick… Boom! tops the recent film version, with two facts hanging over any version of the show: Jonathan Larson will create the megahit Rent, and he’ll di…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:24PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The BSR June 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up movie screenings for June, including a handful of Harrison Ford films outside of the Indiana Jones universe.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:36PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The return of the Jewish New Media Festival by Stephen Silver

The festival is back after a four-year hiatus, with Kosha Dillz and Karen Cinnamon leading the way. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:23PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The BSR May 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

May sees familiar screenings like Goodfellas and Rocky Horror, but this month also has some rare, unique offerings. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:41PM
Monday, April 17, 2023

The Philadelphia Film Society presents SpringFest 2023 by Stephen Silver

This year’s PFS SpringFest featured 18 films in three days, including Ray Romano’s directorial debut, genre-bending action in Polite Society, and Sisu, about a violent rout of the Nazis …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:04PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The BSR April 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver previews film screenings and events for April in the Greater Philadelphia area, including a visit from Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly, a Toshiro Mifune retrospective, and…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:29PM
Monday, March 27, 2023

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Cabaret by Stephen Silver

Cabaret has deep roots and a long life beyond its 1966 Broadway premiere, and a new production at Bristol Riverside Theatre honors the original creators’ intentions. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:48PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The BSR March 2023 repertory film roundup by Stephen Silver

March screenings include Rent, Philadelphia, and One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, from the late French auteur Agnès Varda. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The BSR February 2023 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up February with some great movie screenings for the coldest month of the year.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:13PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes, by Stephen A. Smith by Stephen Silver

Longtime Philly sports columnist Stephen A. Smith went from The Inquirer to the airwaves of ESPN, and his new memoir details a fascinating life. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:58PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

The BSR January 2023 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up a robust movie screenings list to kick off the new year.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:21PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The BSR December 2022 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Holiday cheer at the cinemas, and screenings outside of the Christmas fare coming this month in the greater Philadelphia area. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:25PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents Karaoke, A Radiant Girl, and America by Stephen Silver

The 2022 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival celebrates 41 years with screenings at the Weitzman and other venues November 12 through 19. Stephen Silver reviews three picks.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:07PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The BSR November 2022 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up the Philadelphia area's November movie screenings.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:58PM

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